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Preşedinţii FEJ şi FIJ cer şefilor de guverne să condamne atacurile împotriva jurnaliştilor din Turcia

postat 19 iun. 2013, 03:42 de Office Mediasind
Domnului Victor Ponta, Prim Ministru al Guvernului Romaniei,

Stimate domnule Prim Ministru,

În numele Federatiei Internaţionale a Jurnaliştilor şi a grupului sau regional, Federaţia Europeană a Jurnaliştilor, care reprezintă 600 000 de jurnalişti din întreaga lume, considerăm  ca, în numele Guvernului României, pe căile diplomatice pe care le aveţi la dispoziţie,  să luaţi atitudine şi să condamnaţi represiunile violente ale Guvernului din Turcia împotriva jurnaliştilor  care acoperă acţiunile de protest, precum şi asupra  protestatarilor paşnici  din Turcia. 

La rândul său, FRJ MediaSind condamnă fară rezerve atacurile brutale asupra jurnaliştilor si civililor în timpul represiunilor din Turcia. Această situaâie trebuie să înceteze, iar jurnaliştilor să li se permită să-şi facă meseria fără frică şi cenzură.

Comitetul Executiv al FRJ MediaSind

Cristi Godinac, Presedinte

Atasat se afla scrisoarea presedintilor FIJ si FEJ, Jim Boumelha si Mogens Blicher Bjerregård.

Re: Urgent Call for Action to End Media Clampdown in Turkey

Dear Mr.Victor Ponta, Prime Minister

We are writing as Presidents of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the world’s largest organisation representing more than 600.000 journalists and its regional group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) to bring to your attention the serious developments for our colleagues in Turkey.

 
  

We are gravely concerned by the escalation of violence targeting journalists who are covering the protests around Taksim Square and Gezi Park as well as other peaceful protests across the country.

 

We have recorded at least four incidents where journalists were arbitrarily detained, had their equipment damaged and their pictures of the protests deleted on the orders of police. We condemn unreservedly these brutal attacks on journalists and civilians during the recent crackdown.

This situation must stop. Journalists must be allowed to report on the protests without fear and censorship. We will be mobilising our 180 journalists’ member unions throughout the world to stand shoulder to shoulder with our colleagues in Turkey and help them in their fight to press freedom and democracy. 

But we need help to resolve the current media crisis in Turkey. We therefore call on your government to press the Turkish government on the need to respect the right of journalists to freedom of expression which is guaranteed by European and International law.

Furthermore, we wish to remind you that Article 26 and Article 34 of the Turkish Constitution guarantee the citizen’s rights to freedom of expression and peaceful demonstration. The Turkish government is also bound by its international obligations such as the European Convention on Human Rights (Article 10 on freedom of expression & Article 11 on freedom on assembly) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 19 on freedom of expression & Article 20 on freedom of assembly).

These legal provisions must be enforced in order for media to report independently on what is clearly an issue of great public interest, both in Turkey and beyond

We await your immediate response to this urgent matter.


Sincerely yours


Jim Boumelha                                                                               Mogens Blicher Bjerregård

 

IFJ President                                                                                 EFJ President

 

 

 


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